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Friday, May 4, 2007

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, Lives Of Others, TV DVD News, Best Science-Fiction?, Gilmore Goodbye, Mike Fright, Comic Previews

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

SCI FI Wire and IMDb say that David Yates will return to direct "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince." Yates says: "I am doing Half-Blood Prince, and I'm doing it because I love the world, I love the characters. I think I have more business with this world and these characters. I've made a kind of tonal shift with the fifth film, which I want to continue and develop into the sixth film. And I can see the fifth story evolving into the sixth story in a really interesting way. So I'm on a journey with this material and this world, and I'm keen to complete it." "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince" is in preproduction and is scheduled to be released in November 2008, while "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" opens July 13.

The Lives Of Others

The Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Film, "The Lives Of Others," will be remade in Hollywood. The German espionage drama will be will be tackled by Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella. Pollack told Variety: "We would just desperately love for that film to be something that reaches more people. We haven't gotten locked into making it yet, but we're working hard at trying to get it going."

TV DVD News has a lot of genre TV releases to talk about today. First, and by many formost, is "Heroes," whose release date is given here. "The Fugitive" has more info here, plus the second season of "Rome" is spoken of here, the first season of "Dexter" is here and a couple of animated series have articles "Avatar: The Last Airbender" here, and "The Legion of Superheroes" here.

Best Science-Fiction?

Could you name the 25 best science-fiction movies or TV shows of the past 25 years? Well, here the editors of Entertainment Weekly have tried to do just that. The #1 on their list? "The Matrix." That should let you know just how much you are going to value this list or not. It's worth giving a look, just to make you a little crazy. (BTW: "Heroes" is #18)

Gilmore Goodbye

IMDb reports that Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel could not agree with the network's offer, so "Gilmore Girls" will not be coming back for an eighth season. The CW and the show's producer, Warner Brothers issued a joint statement, saying: "This series helped define a network and created a fantastic, storybook world featuring some of television's most memorable, lovable characters. We would also like to thank the critics and 'Gilmore' fans for their passionate support and promise to give this series the sendoff it deserves."

Mike Fright: Stand Up!
Check Out: The Mike Fright Site!

Harry Dante was what he wanted to be: a gumshoe. He had wanted to be a detective from childhood, and in the 1940's he was pretty good at it. Then things went wrong. Things started happening that shouldn't be part of a hard-boiled Kansas City private eye's days. Part of that must have been taking that job near Roswell, New Mexico. Strange stuff, strange people, and more mysteries than most people would ever encounter. Everything Harry Dante had going for him might not be enough. Not by a long shot.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Spawn #167,

Alien Pig Farm 3000 #1,

Ward of the State #1,

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #4,

Captain America #26,

Strange Girl #16,

& Strongarm #3

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